8.02.2008

:: Deceptively Delicious ::


:: Chocolate Chip Cookies with a twist ::

:: What in this picture doesn't belong??? ::



Jessica Seinfeld’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is from Jessica Seinfeld's much talked about book, "Deceptively Delicious."

These are so easy and fast to make, but watch out for flying chickpeas! If using a standing mixer, partially cover the bowl with a dish towel to keep the chickpeas from flying out. (Of course my kids think it’s hysterical when this happens.)Prep: 20 minutes, Total: 31-33 minutes, Makes 2 dozen cookies

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar brown sugar
¾ cup trans fat free soft tub margarine spread
2 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (aka garbanzo beans)
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
¾ cup raisins (optional)
2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt, and mix on low speed until a thick dough forms.

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, 11 to 13 minutes; do not overbake. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

:: Now I was really skeptical about her recipes but thought since I had the stuff I may as well try to make these - we really liked them, really liked them..We were totally surprised! So give it a try and add some more fiber and protein to your diet through cookies ~ you just might like it! ::

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I was gonna say chick peas didn't belong but then I read the recipe! That book sounds great for sneaking in the hidden ingredients!

Jessi said...

This is one of my favorite cookbooks! I am addicted to pureeing! Halle loves all the tasty treat and yummy dinners. Life just hasn't been the same!

Tawn said...

I've tried a couple of her recipes and, um, gagged. One was brownies with spinach ... BUT if you say THESE ones are good - I've got a can of chickpeas with nowhere to go *grin* ...

Shawna said...

I love this recipe, however I didn't buy the cook book for it..I just found it on the web.

My friend Kristin said that she just buys the organic baby food (pre-cooked & pureed) and adds it to her food. It think that is a great $0.79 spent!

Cathy said...

I have heard good things about her book, but haven't had the time to do much research! I happen to LOVE chickpeas...but with garlic LOL!

But, I would give the cookies a try for sure!

They look good that is for sure! And, thanks for the towel trick...chickpeas all over the kitchen not so good LOL!

Dustin and Chelsey said...

I bought her book a couple months ago and seriously, it's totally worth the buy. I dont make everything but Sydney is the pickiest eater alive and any sneaking is good sneaking when it comes to veggies. I don't really make a lot of the sweet stuff from it because I have to say sometimes you can taste it(although your cookies look delish...)but like I said, worth the buy. (hehe...and who says it's just for kids? I sneak them into my hubby all the time too....)

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